Michael K Kim

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OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and hypoparathyroidism, we reviewed our experience with central compartment reoperation. DESIGN Patients underwent preoperative ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging of the neck. Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy was performed and demonstrated evidence of tumor(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the effectiveness of lidocaine-adrenaline-tetracaine (LAT) in providing adequate anesthesia for the repair of finger lacerations and to monitor the risk of digital ischemia following application of LAT gel to finger lacerations. METHODS A prospective case series. Children aged 5 to 18 years with a simple finger laceration-requiring(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether historical or clinical variables can accurately discriminate among children, experiencing a first episode of bronchospasm, with chest radiography findings that are normal, consistent with reactive airway disease (RAD), or pathologic. METHODS We assembled a prospective case series of patients in our tertiary, academic,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of intravenous morphine on pain reduction, physical examination, and diagnostic accuracy in children with acute abdominal pain. METHODS A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted at an emergency department of a tertiary care children's hospital. Children aged 5-18 years with abdominal pain(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to measure the change of cerebral and somatic regional oxygen saturation (rSO2) using near-infrared spectroscopic (NIRS) monitoring during volume resuscitation of dehydrated children. METHODS This prospective, observational study enrolled 17 moderately dehydrated children presenting to the emergency department in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the knowledge of emergency medical technicians-paramedics (EMT-Ps) and compare their practice perceptions with actual pain management interventions in adults and pediatric patients (adolescents and children) with chest pain (CP), extremity injuries, or burns. METHODS This study included a cross-sectional survey of EMT-Ps and review of(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE We compare the treatment of pain in children with arm fractures by ibuprofen 10 mg/kg versus acetaminophen with codeine 1 mg/kg/dose (codeine component). METHODS This was a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial of children during the first 3 days after discharge from the emergency department (ED). The primary outcome was failure of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the current opinion and practice of pediatric emergency medicine physicians (PEM) and pediatric surgeons (PS) on the use of opioid analgesia in children with acute abdominal pain during their evaluation in the emergency department. METHODS All members of the American Academy of Pediatrics in the Section of Emergency Medicine and the(More)
OBJECTIVES Describe the pattern of utilization and effectiveness of outpatient fracture pain medication. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of caregivers of children with an isolated extremity fracture at a hospital-based pediatric orthopedic clinic during initial follow-up. RESULTS Surveys were completed by 98 (79.2%) of 125 caregivers. Mean age of(More)